Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Weight Loss Update

There was cause for much celebrating this weekend. I finally hit a milestone in my weightloss. When I stepped on the scale Sunday morning I had finally lost 100 pounds!! I have a few pictures on here from the fourth of July.

This is a picture of the sun setting over Lake Independence. God's creation is amazing. He never ceases to amaze me. It is only by His grace and mercy that I have been able to make it this far in my weight loss success.

I wanted to thank all of you for your prayers and words of encouragment. I really do appreciate it.

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Still Running Strong

I wanted to give everyone an update on my running. I am still going strong ont he running. I have even picked up a couple guys from my run with me that is. I am still trying to get them to go past the mile and a half mark...we will get there though.

I have decided against the Triatholon. I was not mentally or physically ready for it. Then I foudn out you have to wear spandex and I was totally out! I am however going to run a half marathon, not htis coming fall but next fall with Mistin. We would run it this year but she will be 7 months pregnant so it won't work!!

Emmaus Baptist Church Mission Project


Caldwell Coffee Farm, Montserrado County, Liberia, West Africa

The whole idea of establishing this school was advanced by my daughter Yeahnee. It was on the evening of August 12, 2002 when she returned from shopping. She said to her mother and me, “Mom and Dad, I want us to build a school.” We asked her, “What is the objective of this quick appeal and urgent command?” In a choking voice, and with tears streaming down her cheeks, she said, “Go on the streets of this community and see the little girls and boys who are not in school. They seem to have no one to care for them. Some are nude, some are eating from the garbage and others are smoking cigarettes. No one seems to come to their rescue. And I want to build a school for them.”

In reply to her urgent request, we told her that it was not possible, because everything we had was taken from us including our financial savings. She replied, “The God you told us to trust shall provide the means.”

We accepted her idea and went into a week of fasting and praying. After the fast we were able to obtain some money from a friend to start the project. We purchased some nails and tarpaulin for the roofing. I, with the help of two of my nephews, cut the reeds and sticks for the building because the funds were insufficient. The structure was erected within three weeks. This school is situated in Caldwell Coffee Farm, Montserrado County, Liberia, West Africa.

After the erection of the school a night of revival was held to glorify The Almighty God for his blessings. God led us to name the School The King Foundation Community School. During the revival we got five volunteer teachers who pledged to teach at the school. The school was registered with the Ministry of Education and started operation in Sept. 2002.

Presently there are two hundred thirty five (235) students. There are ninety-eight (98) girls and one hundred thirty-seven (137) boys. The school has a staff of thirteen personnel. The school is right now confronted with a serious problem, and if not immediately addressed, will lead to the closure of the institution. All the teachers at the school as well as the entire staff are volunteers, and are going to leave the school if we are not able to give them a salary. If we were to impose school fees on the students in order to be able to give the staff a salary, ninety-five percent (95%) of the parents would not be in the position to undertake the cost. It would take approximately two hundred and seventy-five US dollars ($275.00) to educate a child in elementary grades for one year.

Fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, this is an SOS signal and we would highly appreciate it if you were to observe the danger our school is facing and come to our rescue so that our children might get an education. Through the blessings of Almighty God, the school has been changed from sticks and tarpaulin to a concrete building with a zinc roof. It has a hand pump and an outside toilet. If all goes well, the school will reach the seventh grade the next school year. We also wish to include the following, if it becomes possible: A laboratory, Library, Auditorium and more class rooms, because each year a class is added to the institution. As the school develops, we wish to be mobile in order to assist the students who are distant from the school, especially during the rainy season, from May to October. It will also serve for other projects.

Our country has been totally destroyed beyond imagination. Schools and churches were burned down. Private homes were destroyed as well. Children and babies were raped and killed, not to mention grown ups. Presently the Cold War is very severe. Children have no homes to live in, are not able to go to school, and have no food or medical care. They have nothing at all. I’m begging with the hope that God will touch someone, and believing that God will move someone to help save the school and children of the community. Whatever we do for God will never go unrewarded.

Remember, if you rescue these little ones, God will rescue you in times of need. It may not be a financial need, but a spiritual need, sickness or trouble.

Yours in Christ,

Christian A. King

Chairman of the School Board

We thank you for whatever God Almighty has laid on your heart to do to keep these little children from future ignorance and destruction. May the blessing of God abide with you, as you think about a precious and healthy future for God’s little ones.

Great Weeping on Thursday

It is the bottom of the 7th inning and we are up to bat. We have a runner on third, one out and we are behind by one run. There is a pop fly to the out field that is should send the runner on third right? Don't ask me why we didn't send the runner home to tie the score. The next person is up to bat and flys out. We lose the game by one run and leave a duck on the pond.

So there you have it, our winning streak is over...but there is always this Thursday.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

4th of July Camping

Kelsey and I went camping with some families from Parker's Lake over the Fourth of July weekend. As you can see we had a lot of fun. This are just a few of the pictures I took.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

On a winning Streak...

We won our second game last week against the Fourth Baptist Flames. Our official record is 4 loses and 2 wins. We have three more games until the tournament. If we keep this up we might have a winning season. Wish us luck for Thursday when we play the Fourth Baptist Firefighters!

Baseball Anyone?

It is a long standing (2 years) tradition that I get Lydia tickets to see her favorite baseball team play the twins. I will nto tell the story of how we both became Boston Redsox fans but we are now proud fans...even when the lose every game of the three games series that they played against the twins. here are a few pictures from the game in June.

I might get in trouble for this picture but it shows the rough and tough side of my sister!!

I am wearing a rally cap!! If you don't knwo what a rally cap is, it is when you team is losing really bad and you want them to rally back and when the game so you turn you hat inside out and this helps to raise their spirits!! We did rally back int he 8th inning to come very close to winning the game. We didn't however. There is always next year!!

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